With just under a month left until the college football season really gets underway it has been mostly quiet in Huntington, but some former Herd standouts are showing up on NFL rosters as their preseason games have gotten under way and training camps continue.
Chris Crocker signs with Minnesota Vikings
Crocker will get snaps as a rotational player and provide leadership to the Vikings defense and scheme familiarity as a former-Zimmer disciple.
The Vikings fielded an embattled secondary in 2013 that constantly was getting torched through the air as they allowed a league-high 37 passing touchdowns. Only the Cowboys‘ defense allowed more yards per game than Minnesota (397.6). Facing three perennial Pro Bowl quarterbacks six times per season, the Vikings‘ defense can use as much depth as it can get.
In 151 career games (110 starts), the 12-year defensive back from Marshall has tallied 554 tackles, 14.5 sacks, 60 passes defensed and 15 interceptions.
As a defensive back, Crocker made his name known in Huntington with the early 2000’s teams and then in the NFL with Cleveland, Atlanta, Miami, and Cincinnati in that order.
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